5.03.2009

Jude on Cheetos


My poor, deprived kids don't eat a lot of processed foods, so when I saw Jude devouring a bag of Cheetos that his dad had bought him as a treat, I decided it might be funny to ask a few questions.

Me: So Jude, whatcha eating?
J: Cheetos
Me: Hmmm, interesting. Do you know what cheetos are made from?
J: Yeah, Cheetos.
Me: But where do they come from?
J: They're carrots... but crunchier!
Me: Carrots are pretty crunchy. Do you think Cheetos are carrots? To me, they don't taste like carrots.
J: No, mom, they aren't carrots. They are made from potatoes.

This whole convo got me kinda curious. What ARE they made from?!

I looked on the ingredient list.

Me: Corn, Jude, I guess they're made from corn.
Jude: Yep, corn!

I'm still cameraless. Hope to post new pics this week.

Edited to add: I asked Jude if he wanted to help me peel carrots for dinner tonight. He said, "By carrots, do you mean Cheetos?" No, I told him, I mean carrots. "No, thanks!" he replied.

6 comments:

  1. Oh, if only they were made of carrots. I had have a real excuse for devouring them. We try to avoid them as well, but man are they good. In the oddly orange powdery kinda way.

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  2. That would be great if Cheetos were made from carrots! :) I don't think Alexa has ever tried them, I'm sure if she did she would also want to eat an entire bag. I hope you get your camera up and working soon!

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  3. My kids just experienced Cheetos for the first time too- at Gramma's house!!! The day-glo orange just doesn't scream "healthy" does it??

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  4. Cheetos are like a love/hate....hate to love 'em and hate hate to let the kiddos have 'em for so many reasons! Therefore most kids crave 'em....and frankly I've helped to snarfle down a bag or two in my day! Ugh!

    Can't wait to see pics!! Our camera is not cooperating either....I can take 'em, but our 'puter' won't let me download!??? Ack!

    :) Jude is a clever little man!
    ~hugs,
    Lisa

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  5. MY kids will take you DOWN over a bag of CHEETOS!
    What is the deal? They smell aweful and taste like salted cardboard. I do not get it.
    tell Dan I have 2 words for him...SAVING SILVERMAN.
    Tell him I think we should start a band like that.
    He can play drums. lol!

    xoxo,
    A

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  6. OH I LOVED THIS POST! and, sad to say, i LOVE cheetos. and i am pretty happy that they are not made from carrots or else i would not love them. jude is so cute!

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